Dr. Mark Urken, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Urken, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in New York, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Urken has more experience with Endocrine Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Urken to book an appointment.


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Mount Sinai-Union Square

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(212) 257-0039
Head Neck and Thyroid Institute10 Union Sq E # 5b New York, NY 10003
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Head Neck and Thyroid Institute

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(212) 257-0039
Institute for head and neck and thyroid cancer10 Union Sq E # 5b New York, NY 10003
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Was very disappointed with the wrong patient information they gave me over the fone when making my first appointment regarding insurance provider wich ended up costing me a pretty penny wich could have been avoided ... front desk quiet rood with again miss leading info reg insurance . Margherita who does the appointments is very kind caring & devoted . Dr Urken is super kind caring nice with great knowledge & nice bedside manners would recommend him in a heart beat as soon as they will take responsibility for theyr mistakes ...
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Chana Klein – Dec 03, 2019
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So grateful that my dad was referred to Dr. Urken after 2 failed attempts of reconstructive oral surgery. My dad kissed Dr Urken’s hand for giving his quality of life back! Highly recommend this skilled surgeon!
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NJ – May 31, 2019
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I came to Dr.Urken to get my thyroid removed due to cancer. Dr. Urken gave very clear instructions on the pre-op prep, and then, most importantly, did an outstanding job on the surgery. The thyroid was removed without complications. I was concerned that my vocal cords could be damaged by the surgery, but that did not happen. I would highly recommend Dr. Urken.
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May 07, 2018
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I travelled to ny to see Dr Urken, Buchbinder and Okay. I was told that he was the only doctor and this was the only team of specialists who could help me. After a 2 hour consultation with the 3 doctors, I now feel that I have hope and a plan
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Great Barrington massachusetts – Feb 25, 2018
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Was recommended to Dr Urken by a family Endocrinologist after explaining my biopsy results. Scheduled an appointment with Dr Urken in NYC. He took his time explaining my condition and provided me with my options. I elected to have surgery in late Feb 2017. He successfully removed my left thyroid as a ambulatory patient at Beth Israel hospital. I had minimal pain after surgery and my scare is barely visible! Dr Urken expects a full recovery. Dr Urken is a caring and compassionate person/surgeon!
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R Young in Central Islip, NY – Mar 28, 2017
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Dr. Urken is a fabulous surgeon who performed my complicated thyroid surgery. My recovery was remarkable, no side effects, and I was feeling fine and off meds within a week and one half. Because of my unusual condition, I had been to many doctors in NYC before choosing Dr. Urken. Thrilled that I chose him.
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New York, NY – Nov 01, 2016
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3 hours wait to see him and he's ignoring the situation and schmoozing outside in hallway with 7 full exam rooms all waiting inpatient for him never saw this kind of respond
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Mar 30, 2016
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Waited over 1 an hr to see Dr. He apologized for wait, but then took a call. I am a 17 year survivor. Had head and neck radiation. Need to be followed as a result. Once he saw I didn't currently hv cancer he couldn't be bothered with me. I asked him if he wld examine my ears. He said he had patients who had Cancer. I am a 2 time Cancer Survivor. I get everything re: having cancer, being a survivor & LATE side effects. Dr. Urken was the worst Dr. Not thorough. Didn't even try to connect.
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Susan R in New York, NY – Feb 25, 2016
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I've been to many doctors in my time for many different issues. Dr. Mark Urken is by far the most intelligent, skillful and I believe that he has a sixth sense that no other person I know possesses. I'm so privileged to have Dr. Urken in my life. He saved my life so far on two occasions and I'm forever grateful. Frank Brooklyn
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Frank B in Brooklyn, NY – Feb 19, 2016
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Practice Areas

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 93% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Urken performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Urken performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Thyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Urken performs Thyroidectomy more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Urken performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Parathyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Urken performs Parathyroidectomy more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Urken performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Urken's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Goiter
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Overweight
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

About Me

To provide expert and compassionate care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck and thyroid gland. To expose patients to a renowned and dedicated team of clinicians from radiation oncology, medical oncology,radiology, path...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Mercy Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
St Elizabeths Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1977
Williams College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor – The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 1995-2011
  • Lester Gabrilove Award, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999
  • Best Cancer Doctors in America, 2006,2008,
  • Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare Third Edition, Marquis Who’s Who, 1999-2011
  • Cambridge Who’s Who, 2007-2011
  • The Helmuth Goepfert visiting lecturer, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Center, Feb 2011
  • Summa Cum Laude - Williams College, 1977
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, 1994
  • Presidential Citation, American Head & Neck Society, 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Williams College, 1976
  • Best Doctors in America, 2000-2012

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Mount Sinai Morningside

New York, NY

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

New York, NY

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Roosevelt Hospital

New York, NY
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)